19 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Miami.
Omakai is a sushi restaurant in Wynwood that specializes in slightly more affordable omakase options.
Finka Table & Tap in Tamiami serves a mix of Cuban, Korean, and Peruvian fusion that mostly works very well. The cocktails are good too.
Downtown’s Jaguar Sun is an excellent cocktail bar that’s also a very good restaurant. Come here for pasta and cocktails with a date or some friends.
Spanglish is a small cocktail bar in Wynwood with great cocktails and a small food menu.
Fooq’s is a Downtown spot that serves very good Persian food in a space stylish enough to bring a date.
27 Restaurant in Mid-Beach does both dinner and drinks incredibly well in a laid back, tropical space.
Macchialina is a small Italian spot in Miami Beach with some of the best pasta in the city, which is the biggest reason to come here.
Michael’s Genuine is one of the only places you can go for a low-key brunch or casual dinner in the Design District.
Jim and Neesie is a cozy restaurant in Mid-Beach’s Generator hostel with some great cocktails and good food too.
Verde is a cafe located within the PAMM where you can eat good pizza, salad, and more with a pretty stunning view of Biscayne Bay.
Pubbelly Sushi is a fun spot in Sunset Harbour that’s good for sharing some sushi and small plates.
Mignonette is a slightly upscale seafood spot on the edge of Downtown where you can find some of the best oysters in town.
Union Beer is a beer bar on Calle Ocho great for a drink and a conversation - or if you just want to watch some classic professional wrestling.
Lagniappe is a wine bar near Wynwood that has a ton of outdoor seating, occasional live jazz, and some meat and cheese for snacking.
The Anderson on 79th is part trip to the 1980s with animal print and a disco ball, part tiki-bar with palm trees and rum cocktails.